Don Johnson Wins $19 Million in Lawsuit

by Nate Wooley | February 12, 2013 11:51 am

Don Johnson Wins $19 Million in Lawsuit

don johnson Don Johnson Wins $19 Million in Lawsuit[1]Actor Don Johnson — seen most recently as “Big Daddy” in Django Unchained — won $19 million in a lawsuit concerning his former show, Nash Bridges.

The actor sued the show’s production company, Rysher Entertainment, in 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter[2]. He claimed his contract entitled him to 50% ownership of the show if it lasted more than 66 episodes; the show eventually produced 122 episodes.

Originally, a jury awarded Johnson $23.2 million and the judge awarded interest, which brought the total award to $50 million. A later decision by an appeals court cut that to $15 million. While either could appeal that decision, court papers show that Rysher paid Johnson a bit less than $19 million, and Johnson has filed paperwork indicating that he is satisfied with the outcome.

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  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/don-johnson.jpg
  2. according to The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/don-johnson-gets-19-million-420358
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